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Anyone entered US recently with immigration visa and waiting for SSN ?

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My wife entered USA on May,12 on IR1 immigrant visa and she still hasn't received her SSN. I called the local SSA office and they said that there is no SSN# assigned to her based on her name and DOB information and new SSN applications can only be processed in person at the SSA office. Since the SSA offices are closed at the moment, they're unable to take her application as well unless she has a job offer from an employer. The problem is she is unable to apply for jobs on linkedin and other places as their application requires one to put SSN number. 

 

Not sure what our best options are, but is there anyone who entered the US recently amidst the pandemic and received their SSN number ? How much time did it take for you from the date of port of entry ?

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Did you check "Issue a SSN" on DS-260? If yes, wait a little longer, my aunt received it 30 days after her POE and it was last Sept, especially everything is backlogged now so it will be definitely longer wait. If no, you need to wait for local SSA offices to open again. 


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I am waiting on my ssn as well and I arrived on April 25th :(  I called the local SSA and they said you can mail in or drop in your passport and application to get your ssn; however, I didn't feel comfortable with that route so I may just wait until the offices are open to public. 

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1 hour ago, CC250 said:

I am waiting on my ssn as well and I arrived on April 25th :(  I called the local SSA and they said you can mail in or drop in your passport and application to get your ssn; however, I didn't feel comfortable with that route so I may just wait until the offices are open to public. 

If you’re a new immigrant, that passport with stamped visa is your only proof of being an LPR. I personally wouldn’t mail it in with no idea of when I was getting it back.

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16 hours ago, CC250 said:

I am waiting on my ssn as well and I arrived on April 25th :(  I called the local SSA and they said you can mail in or drop in your passport and application to get your ssn; however, I didn't feel comfortable with that route so I may just wait until the offices are open to public. 

Others on this forum say they were able to do this and received their cards.  Some were called in to the offices as well. 


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I called my local SSA and they said they're not taking in person applications . Only way to be eligible to apply for SSN in person would be if " if you're a essential worker or have a job offer and the employer needs your SSN" 

 

I am not sure why other offices are saying that we could mail passport with application to apply for SSN.

 

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